Director of War Crimes Research Office Moderates Congressional Briefing on Advancing Justice for Atrocities in Iraq and Syria
On Feb. 10, Susana SáCouto, director of the War Crimes Research Office at American University Washington College of Law, moderated the congressional briefing, titled “Seeking Justice for Atrocities: How the International Criminal Court Could Advance Accountability in Iraq and Syria.” The briefing before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission was held at the U.S. House of Representative and was attended by congressional staffers, representatives from various non-governmental organizations, and the general public.
Rep. James P. McGovern (D-Mass), provided opening remarks before passing the floor over to SáCouto and the panelists, who represented organizations such as Parliamentarians for Global Action, Georgetown University School of Law, and International Criminal Court. Full list of participants is available here.
SáCouto also presented at the Organization of American States the same day.
December 7, 2015
On Dec. 3, Professor Cynthia Jones gave a presentation at the White House during a conference called "A Cycle of Incarceration: Prison, Debt and Bail Practices." Professor Jones was a member of the opening panel and spoke about the prevalence of racial and ethnic disparities in bail, the topic she has researched for the past three years.
December 4, 2015
American University Washington College of Law is pleased to again partner with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) on the development of the CHCI Board Leadership Initiative, which focuses on leadership and board governance. The initiative endeavors to increase the pipeline of trained and experienced Latino leaders ready to serve on nonprofit boards.
April 24, 2015
Require all citizens to cast a ballot. Small dollar public financing. Independent redistricting. A Right to Vote Amendment…These were just a few of the 17 proposed reforms presented during National Democracy Slam 2015.